Everything you need to know about Dragon Age 4

dragon age 4 everything you need to know news
dragon age 4 everything you need to know news

The newest game in the Dragon Age series is on its way, and so far all we’ve seen to make the long wait for our return to Thedas more bearable is a teaser trailer and a whole pile of rumours. But how much do we actually know for sure about the next Dragon Age game?

Read on to find out everything that’s been confirmed so far.

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The newest game in the Dragon Age series is on its way, and so far all we’ve seen to make the long wait for our return to Thedas more bearable is a teaser trailer and a whole pile of rumours. But how much do we actually know for sure about the next Dragon Age game?

Read on to find out everything that’s been confirmed so far.

Dragon Age 4 release date

For the time being, there’s no confirmed release date for the newest Dragon Age game. It’s thought that we might not be seeing the next Dragon Age game until after 2022, though, according to an EA earnings call from October 2019.

Dragon Age 4 story and setting

Since we’ve only had the tiniest glimpse of the next Dragon Age game from the 2018 Game Awards teaser trailer (which you can watch below), most of the game’s story and setting details remain a mystery.

However, there are a few things we do know for sure. If you’re yet to play through the series, you might want to skip this section in case of spoilers. You have been warned…

At the end of the 2018 teaser trailer, we can hear a voice which may be familiar to players of Dragon Age: Inquisition. It’s the voice of Solas, an elf and companion character whose secret identity is actually that of the god of betrayal, Fen’Harel, and whose ultimate aim is to restore the elven race to its former greatness. After causing an appropriate amount of havoc for a god of betrayal, he disappears at the end of Dragon Age: Inquisition, aiming to drum up support both from the elves of Thedas and from the ancient nation of Tevinter Imperium, which also happens to be where a lot of the world’s bad magic users come from. The trailer also contains the line “The Dread Wolf Rises”, which refers to the moniker given to Fen’Harel and pretty much confirms that Solas is the primary antagonist in the next game.

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The other main focus of the trailer is a strange statue. If you think it looks familiar, you’re right – we’ve seen it before in Dragon Age II, where it facilitated the corruption of the templars of Kirkwall. And let’s not forget those glowing red crystals at the base of the idol, made from a material called red lyrium. For the uninitiated, lyrium is a crystalline mineral with powerful magical properties, which is both extremely valuable and highly dangerous as it bridges the gap between the world of the living and the world of the spirits. Red lyrium, meanwhile, is even more dangerous, and it’s been used by various villains to cause havoc from Dragon Age II onwards.

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While the teaser trailer doesn’t reveal much about the setting, fans have speculated that we might get to see the Tevinter Imperium, as it’s one of the places we haven’t yet visited in any of the games, and it’s also the spot on the map that Inquisition’s main character stabbed pointedly at the end of Inquisition’s Trespasser DLC. And then there’s also the small matter of an upcoming collection of short stories (edited by lead Dragon Age writer, Patrick Weekes) called Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights. While it might be just a coincidence, previous Dragon Age spinoff novels have covered characters that later played important roles in Dragon Age: Inquisition…

Dragon Age 4 characters

So far, Solas is the only character we can definitely expect to see make a return. However, given that the series has a habit of bringing familiar characters back in subsequent games, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that our old favourites will be back. (Please, please include Dorian…)

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What else do I need to know?

For now, that’s all we know for sure – but there’ll be a Dragon Age announcement on 4 December (which BioWare are celebrating as Dragon 4ge Day), so there’s a good chance we’ll hear more about the game then.

In the meantime, if you can’t wait to dive back into the world of Dragon Age, you can get your pre-order in for Dragon Age 4 right now at GAME.

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